Spring Haiku













spring sun
the fence blossoms
with coats


spring surprise
      it’s snowing
           soft pink petals


rock collecting
I pocket a smooth black egg
with stripes of magic


It’s National Haiku Day so of course I wanted to write and post a few haiku. Perhaps you’re wondering how the photo connects to the poems. Whenever I go for walks, I take pictures of anything that catches my eye. Later, if I’m not sure what to write about, I look at my photos for inspiration.

© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved

15 replies
  1. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
    Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    I know you’ve already been featured in Limerick Alley, Liz, but I’m really going to have to insist… ask really nicely that you come pay a visit to Haiku Garden too! (Pleeeeeese?) “Spring sun” is my favorite of these.

  2. Linda Baie
    Linda Baie says:

    I too take pictures, still have some with snow, but holding back because so many are quite tired of seeing snow! Love these, Liz, and like others, “the fence blossoms/with coats”. I’ve been trying to improve my writing of haiku, and missed today’s celebration. Thank you for the reminder!

  3. Robyn Hood Black
    Robyn Hood Black says:

    One of these days, I hope we can take another poem-inspiring nature walk somewhere! I still remember all those bright little lizards at Highlights – and the spiders. :0) Thanks for sharing these poems to celebrate Haiku Day; makes me relax a little that I didn’t get a post up for that this year!

  4. maryleehahn
    maryleehahn says:

    That fence blossoming with coats is what happens during spring recesses. Teachers insist on coats; kids fling them off as soon as possible!


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